Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi
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It is 20 degrees below 0 and falling, 9pm and we are taking a stroll around a frozen lake. There you have it- the excitement of an evening in Finland! At the end of our 40 minute walk there is a wooden hut with burning log fire in which to warm up after a short foray onto the lake to see what there is to see- on this occasion no Northern Lights but …
The ski runs aren't open at Luosto yet, so I caught the Ski Bus to Pyha which is 30 minutes away. I can't remember the last time I skied, but it's like riding a bicycle, it comes back pretty quickly. The views over the fells are spectacular as this area is still part of the Pyha-Luosto National Park system.
There were only 2 lifts running & …
Decided to try the tradional Lappish foods for breakfast this morning, the Ice Cellar Salmon was yummy. Not so sure about some of the other pickled fishes, but glad I tried them. Breakfast at this hotel is amazing, so many choices I don't know where to start!
Todays activity was a 5 hour adventure driving a snowmobile to the Amethyst mine. It's …
Today I got to drive a sled being pulled by a team of huskies through a snow covered forest, & it was a breathtaking experience. They are so keen to run, I had to keep putting the brakes on so we didn't overtake the slow sleds in front of us. The ride went for 10km & the scenery was so beautiful. It was during the very short daylight hour …
After 24 long hours of planes & airports, I finally arrived in Lapland at 9am. I was expecting darkness, but it's more like twilight...for 8 hours. The snow covered trees & ice covered lakes we passed on the way from Rovaneimi to Lusoto were such a contrast to driving in Melbourne the day before (traffic jams & hot weather).
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsLapland Hotel Luostotunturi
The staff are very friendly at this hotel in this tiny village. The hotel has a lovely spa pool, sauna and steam-room. All the meals are buffet apart from those in the Bistro. The food is basic but good. The Aurora lounge is a disappointment as there is no way you can see the Northern lights from it as it faces onto the lit car-park and it is poorly furnished. We wanted a room at the back with a hope of seeing the lights from a balcony. Instead we had one overlooking the car-park so too much light pollution and no balcony.
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